White Suprmacy: Alive and Well

The Supreme Court continued its long backward march yesterday, ruling 6-2 that Michigan could ban race as a factor in college admissions. Affirmative action is alive and well for white people, for the children of wealthy donors and alumni, but dead for people who suffered centuries of slavery, Jim Crow apartheid, lynching and organized terror, mass incarceration and more. Fifty years on, “state’s rights” is back, voter suppression is back with a vengeance, and the poll tax is, in effect, back as well.
Don’t despair: Read Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s 58- page dissent, which she read from the bench. It is an entire curriculum on history and justice.

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